It seems like everyone is being flooded with advertisements on how you can be a millionaire by working at home. I see it when I turn on TV, I see it when I read a magazine, I see it when I surf Net, I see it everywhere! We just can’t escape latest get rich quick scheme. It seems like everyone and their grandma is trying to sell you that pie in sky dream of living perfect life. So question comes up, is it truly possible to make a living by working from home or are all these advertisements we see just another scam?
The good news is yes, it is possible to make a decent living by working from home but you need to be cautious. You especially need to be aware of online “get rich quick scams”. In this article I am going to cover 6 tips to help you discover which business opportunities are for real and which ones you should stay away from.
1) Do they have contact information?
Obviously scam artist don’t want to be found. So do they have all their contact information on their web site? Such as their company name, phone number, and address? It’s also important that they have a physical address and not just a P.O. Box. Once you have their phone number you should call them and ask them any questions that you have.
2) Are they a legal company?
Has company been legally registered in their country? Each country has different laws in this regard, but in United States you want to make sure that they are set up as a legal corporation. Look at company name and see if there is a LLC, Inc., Corporation, Incorporated, Limited, Ltd., Corp., or Enterprises at end of it. You can also do a search at Google and see if it is registered in that state. Just type in “search for corporation (name of state)” and you can find any registration data.
3) How do they accept payments?
Another sign to look for is how they have set up their payment system. Have they taken steps to have their own merchant account? If not then are they using a reputable 3rd party payment system? If they are using a 3rd party payment processor then make sure that you can dispute any charges made to your account. Paypal is a good example of a reputable 3rd party payment processor. On other hand I would stay away from any company exclusively using payment systems such as Stormpay or E-gold.